2-Minute Business Lesson: The Risk of Growth

BY MARY ROGERS The Risk of Growth The Case Study: Max Co. is a small manufacturer of tubing for the chemical industry. Started by Max in the 1980s, the shop had experienced only modest growth over the years, but the company was financially strong, employing 18 workers. Max...

Book Review: Ben & Jerry’s, The Inside Scoop

By Chris Wendel Ben & Jerry’s: The Inside Scoop How Two Guys Built a Business with a Social Conscience and a Sense of Humor (Four of Five Stars) 276 pages  Softcover $14.95, eBook edition $11.95 Entrepreneurship has become a popular movement in recent years. Perhaps it’s a quest for wealth...

Protecting What’s Yours

By Karen Stein Home and office security is such a booming industry of late that cable and telephone providers have been entering the market nationally to compete with dedicated security systems. Locally, though locking doors and securing property may still not necessarily be standard practice, residential...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

ACCOLADES & APPOINTMENTS P-W. Peter Doren has once again been named to the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of municipal law and real estate law. He is a member of Sondee, Racine & Doren in Traverse City and has been...

Education: A Regional Cornerstone

By Doug Luciani Strong institutional infrastructure is a common thread among communities that grow – places that sustain through lean economic times and become even more bustling and vibrant when the economy perks along. It’s a bedrock that goes beyond roads, rails, airports and utility lines –...